The Fulbright Scholarships are among the world's best known and prestigious, and about 20 of South Africa's most promising and deserving candidates are included in the programme each year. The scholarships enable these students to further their studies at institutions of their choice in the United States.
American students, researchers and lecturers also come to South Africa on Fulbright Scholarships each year.
The seven UCT students, most of whom have already made their way to the US to take up their scholarships, are Tania Botha (immunology), Andrew Fuggle (civil engineering), Alex Kahle (applied maths), Zinaid Meeran (social science), Geoff Mphahlele (chemical engineering), Nokwanda Tshabalala (electrical engineering) and Francois Witbooi (music).
Botha, busy with her Phd at UCT, will be doing a non-degree programme at the Rockefeller University in New York. Fuggle has started on his MSc in engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta; Kahle has registered for an MA/PhD in mathematics at the University of Texas in Austin; Meeran has begun work on his MFA in film directing and screenwriting at Columbia University in New York. Mphahlele headed to the University of Texas to begin work on his PhD in chemical engineering; Tshabalala has made her way to George Washington University in Washington DC for an MSc in engineering management; while Witbooi has enrolled for his MA in arts administration at the Teacher's College, Columbia University.
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